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Old 23 February 2018, 05:14 PM
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Huh. The overly aptly named DuRant even managed to get in there a demand that opponents not politicize the issue.

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I do not believe that political reasons should enter into the discussion of this very vital question.
As if what he was doing weren't political.

ETA: And, GenYus, of course you're right. This happens over and over again: People already in the USA say 'Group X can't possibly assimilate! We need to save the country for Real Americans™ *!' Maybe twenty years later, many of the people in Group X, plus previous immigrant generations, say 'Of course Group X is fine but Group Y can't possibly assimilate! We need to save the country for Real Americans™ *!' A generation after that, many of the people in Group Y, plus previous immigrant generations, say 'Of course Group Y is fine but Group Z can't possibly assimilate! We need to save the country for Real Americans™ *!' Repeat ad infinitum, or until either we evolve into a more sensible species or the country disintegrates.



*"Real Americans™" should not be taken to mean the people who were actually here first.

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